Saiyami Kher

The youngster, who stars in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's 'Mirziya', has a lot of industry connections — she is the granddaughter of yesteryear actress Usha Kiran and niece to Tanvi Azmi. Saiyami's mother Uttara Kher is a former beauty pageant winner and her father Adwait is a model-turned-restaurateur. Born and brought up in Nashik, Saiyami graduated from St Xavier's College in Mumbai and began her career as a model. Mehra selected Saiyami to play the female lead in his film from among three aspirants.

Harshvardhan Kapoor

Bollywood runs in his blood. Set to be launched in 'Mirziya', Harshvardhan is Anil Kapoor's son. He studied screenplay writing and acting in the US, and worked as an AD in Anurag Kashyap's 'Bombay Velvet'. In 2012, Katrina Kaif's younger sister Isabel and Harsh featured in a short film, 'Coming Home'.

Mahira Khan

One more actress from across the border in Bollywood this year. Mahira, better known to the Indian audience as Khirad from Pakistani TV series Humsafar, makes her debut in the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer 'Raees'. She grew up watching Hindi films and her show's popularity here brought her to the attention of Indian filmmakers. -

Shekhar Ravjiani

One half of the music composer duo Vishal-Shekhar, turns actor in Ram Madhvani's Sonam Kapoor-starrer 'Neerja'. With aspirations to become an actor lately, Shekhar had groomed himself and knocked off a few kilos too. He will play Sonam's love interest i
n the film.


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